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One of the groups that have been hit the hardest by the current economic recession is young people. While the national unemployment rate remains at 9.7 percent, the unemployment rate among 16-to-24 year olds remains steady at 18.8 percent.
Check out this great piece from FreedomWorks Chief Economist Dr. Wayne Brough that examines Florida's precarious property insurance situation and in particular takes issue with Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty's assessment of the situation - it originally ran on April 15th in Insurance Journal and you can read it HERE.
Rep. Ron Paul Introduces Legislation to Repeal Individual Mandate
During the Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC), Representative Ron Paul (R-TX) received thunderous applause when he announced his intention to introduce legislation that would allow anyone to opt out of mandatory government-approved health insurance, There's one piece of legislation that I'm going to introduce, it's going to be one page long. It will be to remove the mandate so you don't have to participate if you don't want to.
Recently, the Obama administration unveiled its plan to implement a policy that the Institute for Energy Research (IER) reports would “require that new cars and light trucks get an average of 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016.” This fuel economy mandate imposed upon automakers is an irrational policy because as IER reports:
Want to File Your Taxes Within 5 Minutes? Implement a Flat Tax!
With Tax Day only three days away, procrastinators are struggling to file their yearly taxes using the complicated tax code. In fact, the Internal Revenue Code is more than 3 million words. The 2010 edition of the Standard Federal Tax Reporter that explains federal income tax rules is 71,600 pages long.
Brace Yourself for Yet Another Tax: the European-Style Value Added Tax
Recently, former Federal Reserve Chairman, and now top member of President Obama’s Economic Council of Advisors, Paul Volcker, has admitted that the implementation of a Value Added Tax (VAT) is likely to soon become law.
I just returned from the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans. The experience was a strange one, and I left both heartened by the fire of the new crop of candidates and frustrated with the establishment politicians like Haley Barbour, who was pushing Charlie Crist from the podium.
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There were some very heartening moments for fiscal conservatives at today's SRLC. The theme across the board was out of control spending and how to reign it in. Every speaker brought up the incredible cost of the health care legislation that has been passed, and took the turn to bang the drum against coming tax hikes in the form of Cap and Trade and other economy killing policies.
The one banging the drum the loudest on energy policy was Sarah Palin